Top 11 prep football storylines

Published: Saturday, Aug. 13 2011 8:30 p.m. MDT

Jason Olson, Deseret News archives
Football season is officially upon us. You can count it down with just one hand now. Everything gets under way this Friday night with the opening of the 2011 high school football season, which will be followed just a few weeks later by the start of college football and the NFL. After months of NFL labor talk and conference realignment, it’s about time. As is always the case in Utah, high school football kicks everything off, and this year there are 101 teams competing at the varsity level. You can bet there’s anxiety and tension at every school. What programs will take the next step, and what programs will take a backward step. For some, two or three wins would be considered a good season, while others will settle for nothing less than a state championship. There are countless stories to watch unfold at every high school this year from Sky View to San Juan. To get fans geared up for what should be another fantastic season, here are 11 notable stories worth paying attention to this season.
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after watching the Alta Black and White game on Saturday it's a major stretch to put them on par with last year's Bingham team. Perhaps the play calling was designed not to show any of the team's strengths, but their D-1 tight end only had one ball thrown to him and was wide open on several occasions? Either the qb doesn't know what he's doing or they didn't want to show Richards off.

South Jordan, UT

I watched the Bingham's Blue and White game on Friday and the defense is definitely their strong point. The first offense struggled to move the ball on their first defense. I know they had a couple of RB's sitting out with some pulled hamstrings I believe. Lail made a couple of nice throws and their WR's made a couple of nice catches. But I did see him miss a couple of quick slants that were either high or behind the receivers. I'm sure their O will get better in sync, but their Defense right now is definitely their strong suit so far.

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